Putin is ‘amassing 500,000 troops for major offensive in Ukraine’

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    DONETSK OBLAST, UKRAINE - JANUARY 26: Ukrainian soldiers are seen on their ways to the frontlines with their armored military vehicles as the strikes continue on the Donbass frontline, during Russia and Ukraine war in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine on January 26, 2023. (Photo by Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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    An ‘imminent’ Russian offensive is Putin’s most ‘likely course of action’ (Picture: Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency through Getty)

    Vladimir Putin is preparing to send out 500,000 soldiers for a ‘major new offensive’, Ukraine’s defence minister has actually stated.

    Oleksii Reznikov stated Russia might introduce a brand-new attack to mark the anniversary of their intrusion.

    It would likewise attend with Russia’s Defender of the Fatherland Day, which commemorates the army.

    Mr Reznikov stated: ‘Officially they announced 300,000 but when we see the troops at the borders, according to our assessments it is much more.’

    The Institute for the Study of War declared an ‘imminent’ Russian offensive is‘the most likely course of action’

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    However Kyrylo Budanov, the head of Ukraine’s Main Military Intelligence Directorate (GUR), stated Ukraine is getting ready for its own counteroffensive and is planning to retake Crimea over the next couple of months.

    GUR agent Andrii Yusov informed Ukrainian TELEVISION that they are getting in a‘very active phase of the war’

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    He stated: ‘Both February and March will be extremely extensive.

    KRAMATORSK, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 02: Ukrainian military members and local residents conduct a search and rescue operation on February 02, 2023 in Kramatorsk, Ukraine. Russian forces are believed to have hit the building with an Iskander missile. Three people died, eight people were hospitalized with injuries, two are in serious condition, with rescue work continuing. (Photo by Serhii Mykhalchuk/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)

    The Ukrainian army are preparing a counteroffensive– planning to retake Crimea by the middle of the year (Picture: Serhii Mykhalchuk/Global Images Ukraine through Getty)

    KRAMATORSK, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 02: Ukrainian military member looks on during a search and rescue operation on February 02, 2023 in Kramatorsk, Ukraine. Russian forces are believed to have hit the building with an Iskander missile. Three people died, eight people were hospitalized with injuries, two are in serious condition, with rescue work continuing. (Photo by Serhii Mykhalchuk/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)

    Sources have actually declared Putin is all set to okay for a substantial more intrusion of Ukraine on the anniversary of war breaking out (Picture: Serhii Mykhalchuk/Global Images Ukraine through Getty)

    ‘The skill and motivation of Ukrainian soldiers, plus their equipment and weapons, both domestic and help from international partners, are what will ultimately turn the tide of these offensive actions.’

    Senior Ukrainian soldiers have actually likewise prompted Russians to desert their military posts prior to they are eliminated.

    Lieutenant General Yurii Sodol, head of Ukraine’s marines, stated: ‘Before it’ s far too late, run. Return to your Russian ladies or surrender, otherwise it’s the fate of a fertiliser on somebody else’s land; a black bag or impairment awaits you– this is your “happy” future.

    DONETSK OBLAST, UKRAINE - JANUARY 26: Ukrainian soldiers are seen on their ways to the frontlines with their armored military vehicles as the strikes continue on the Donbass frontline, during Russia and Ukraine war in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine on January 26, 2023. (Photo by Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

    Ukrainian soldiers have actually prompted Russian soldiers to desert their posts (Picture: Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency through Getty)

    ‘Unlike you we understand what we are defending, we are joined, we are one.

    ‘We will do everything so that the blue-yellow flag flies again in all cities of Donbas and Crimea.’

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